Anita Bryant was “ground zero.”

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The 2016 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award was presented to Steve Routhaus, a staff writer at The Miami Herald who has dedicated much of his journalism career to elevating the voices of LGBTQ people. The audience listened intently as Rothaus presented a historial retrospective of the LGBTQ rights movement in South Florida, calling the Save Our Children campaign by Anita Bryant “ground zero.”